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Oakdale
Elementary
1825 Oakdale Road
Charlotte, NC 28216
Courier #: 485
P: 980-343-6076  |  F: 980-343-6134 
Principal: Mary Weston
LC: Project L.I.F.T.
Bell Schedule: 8:45 AM - 3:45 PM
Grades: K-5
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Meet the Principal

Greetings Oakdale Family,

I am excited to serve as your principal. As a veteran principal I have a passion for creating a strong school culture that supports student success. My love for children and their families drive all of my decisions. Over the years I have proven that leading with love is what works best for student behavior and academic success. I am known for my no nonsense approach, high energy leadership, and for transforming school cultures. In the coming weeks I will host meet and greet events. Please check the website regularly for updates on those locations and time. In the meantime, I hope the notes below shed a little light on who I am and why I do what I do.

 Biography Notes

•         Native Charlottean

•         Married to Andre K. Weston for 7 years

•         Mother of Aniya (6), Aavyn (3), &“Love”Son Andre, II (24)

•         Noni (grandma) to Ayden (2 mos)

•         Graduate of North Mecklenburg Senior High School

•         Holds a BA in Psychology from Winston-Salem State University

•         Holds a MA in Teaching Special Education from Trinity College DC

•         Holds a MS in Educational Administration from Scranton University

•         Holds a Certificate in Energy Leadership.

•         Graduate of Relay Graduate School National Principal Academy Fellowship

•         Served as an EC Teacher and Compliance Liaison at Hine Jr High School in District of Columbia Public Schools.

•         Served as an EC Teacher and Compliance Facilitator at Cochrane Jr High School.

•         Served as EC Inclusion Support Teacher for CMS.

•         Served as Assistant Principal at Windsor Park (CMS), Nathanial Alexander (CMS) and Burroughs Education Campus PreK-8 (DCPS).

•         Served as Principal at Burroughs Education Campus (DCPS) and Bruns Academy K-8 (CMS).

•         Active member at Mount Carmel Baptist Church.

•         Former Mecklenburg County foster parent.

Good to Know…

  Loves children AND their FAMILIES

  Believes education is the gateway to all well-being and success

  Makes decisions based on CHILDREN FIRST, STAFF SECOND, & FAMILIES THIRD

Fun Facts…

  Ran ½ marathon (13.1 miles) for my oldest daughters 1st birthday

  Workout 6 days a week

  LOVES FOOD!!!

  Enjoys dancing

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